CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all.
- supports the right of citizens and general public to access the results of research towards which they contributed by paying taxes,
- facilitates access to open access content for all by offering services to general public, academic institutions, libraries, software developers, researchers, etc.,
- provides support to both content consumers and content providers by working with digital libraries, institutional and subject repositories and journals,
- enriches the research content using state-of-the-art technology and provides access to it through a set of services including search, API and analytical tools,
- contributes to a cultural change by promoting open access, a fast growing movement.
CORE harvests openly accessible content available according to the definition:
By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
Part of the BOAI declaration
Who's using CORE?
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How it works
CORE harvests research papers from data providers from all over the world including institutional and subject repositories, open access and hybrid journal publishers.
CORE currently contains 135,539,113 open access articles, from thousands and over tens of thousands of journals, collected from 3,766 data providers around the world.
The services we offer
- Repository Dashboard
- Monitor the harvesting of your repository
- Petr KnothFounder & Head of CORE
Responsible for leading the team, development & research effort, funding and product strategy. Believes in free unrestricted access to research for all. Developed the first CORE prototype in 2010. Excited by improving machine access to scientific literature to support text and data analysis.
- Lucas AnastasiouSenior Developer
Works on improving and and maintaining CORE services. Elasticsearch guru. While not on his computer coding, he enjoys playing chess, scratching his guitar and dreams of climbing Alpe d'Huez or Col de la Madone with his bike.
- Matteo CancellieriSenior Developer
Works on improving and and maintaining CORE services. He is a detail knowledge base of all CORE services. Has been developing for CORE for several years and Continuous Integration secret lover. Once he was a Super Mario plumber.
- Bikash GyawaliData Analyst & Researcher
A computational linguist and researcher working on building a better recommender service for the CORE platform. Firmly believes in the motto "Work hard, play hard".
- Drahomira HerrmannovaData Analyst & Researcher
Works with the rest of the team on both front- and back-end development. Enjoys maintaining and improving CORE as it provides her with useful data for her PhD. Dreams of turning CORE into a hub for Semantometric research. Book lover and sports enthusiast in her spare time.
- Sergei MisakFront-End Developer
Developing CORE front-end services and making sure they are kept in good shape.
- Samuel PearceDeveloper and Infrastructure Specialist
Main responsible for CORE's impressive high availability infrastructure. Backend operations technical lead, ensuring the technical aspects of daily operations of CORE, data aggregation and dealing with technical issues.
- Nancy PontikaOpen Access Specialist & Communications
A communications guru in the 'dominated by developers' CORE team. Her job is to liaise with the data providers and the technical group. As an open access advocate she hopes that one day there will be no access barriers to scientific literature. In her spare time she likes to swim, read and travel.
- David PridePhD student
David is in the final year of his PhD. His thesis is attempting to understand what research excellence really means and to this end he is applying large-scale text and data mining techniques to the CORE dataset, to better understand citation contexts. When not digging deep into data, you’ll probably find him attached to a Raspberry Pi somewhere.
- Svetlana RumyancevaProject Manager
Responsible for helping to provide high quality services and deliver the best possible results as quickly as possible. Believes that smooth communication and motivation is the basis of efficient teamwork and successful projects. Passionate about networking, achieving great results and acquiring new knowledge.
- Maria TarasiukSoftware Developer
Software services and infrastrucutre developer. Keeping and continuously improving our backend systems.
- Viktor YakubivSenior Front-End Developer
An expert in Web Development who believes that functional and accessible UI is the key of success of the product. Leads front-end development and maintains CORE's design system.
Past team members
- Josef Harag
- Giorgio Basile
- Aristotelis Charalampous
- Dominika Koroncziova
- Gabriela Pavel
- Ian Tindle
- Jakub Novotny
- Magdalena Krygielova
- Tomas Korec
- Vojtech Robotka
- Zdenek Zdrahal
To join CORE, check our join guidelines.
For article updates/removals, please submit your request here.
If you have general questions or enquiries about CORE, you will probably find an answer in our FAQs.
To discuss project and research collaborations or if you represent an industry partner interested in using CORE in your work, please contact:Dr. Petr Knoth
Knowledge Media institute, The Open University
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, BUCKS, United Kingdom
petr (dot) knoth (at) open (dot) ac (dot) uk
For all other enquiries email us at the team (at) core ( dot ) ac ( dot )uk. A member of our team will reply as soon as possible - please note that questions that fall into the above categories will not be answered on this email.